Universal Drum Pedal
I have a solution to a problem of this pedal!
If you buy this pedal you will be really happy till you plug it in! It looks like the best thing you have ever seen, well it's true it is the best thing you have ever seen! You want it to work well, but when you first plug it in to test it you might find that it is very difficult to get it to go through. You can stomp on it all you want i found, stomping on it will break it. I FOUND IF YOU LOOK UNDER THE TIP OF THE PEDAL THERE IS THIS CILYNDER TYPE THING THAT GOES DOWN AND IT'S THE THING THAT MAKES CONTACT WITH THE BASE, BUT ANYWAYS IF YOU FEEL UNDER IT THERE IS A RUBBER LIKE PEICE THERE IF YOU REMOVE THAT RUBBER LIKE SUBSTANCE AND WHEN YOU TAP ON IT IT SHOULD WORK JUST LIKE THE GUITAR HERO WORLD TOUR PEDAL!!!!! There is your solution to this problem. Although the only bad part of this is it is plastic on plastic soooo therefor it will be a little loud when you use it but you will not care when your blastting double bass on your drums!!!!
The new Nyko Metal Pedal works great as a replacement pedal or for use as "first party". The Metal plating on the top and bottom of the pedal is removable with a screw driver, and can be used on a RB/RB2, GH, and Ion drumkit if you have a converter. Certain songs will be tricky to do with a single pedal, which is why the pedal comes with a double bass connector that allows double bass support and connection to one plug. Please make to remove the yellow piece on the bottom of the pedal; it's there so that the pedal can fit in the box. If you played with the yellow piece on, the pedal would barely respond. Luckily, if you read the notice you should be fine. Buying two pedals is necessary for GH: Metallica, GH: Smash hits, and certain songs on RB2 plus downloadable content which is perfect for the Expert+ difficulty and the endless setlist. If you want to save money, but want to look for the right pedal, get the Nyko Metal Pedal. P.S: There is a switch on the pedal that you must use when playing with either a GH set, or RB set. Flick the switch to play on your other kit.
Do not purchase this kick pedal!
I can't speak for Rock Band 1 or 2, but I decided to buy this pedal for dual pedals for Guitar Hero: Metallica. It was easy to set up (just a simple fork connector), but the sensitivity was atrocious. The picture on the back of the box shows a boot stomping on the pedal, and that is indeed what you need. Not so bad for occasional base, but when you need to tap it several times in a row you have to make sure you are stomping on it in order for it to register (the other Pedal that came with the drums (when buying the World Tour band kit at least) works much much better). It only took 3 days before the Nyko pedal broke, because the contact plate ended up shattering under the force. The "metal" plate that makes up the top pedal is actually a cheap aluminum as well, and bends easily (though it won't crack off like my friends plastic drum pedal did). You would be best served looking elsewhere for an extra drum pedal.
A great buy, I can only speak for GHWT and up people though
Okay, so I just bought this a day ago, and it works great. It doesn't drop hits as much as the stock pedal but if you don't hit it don't hard enough it will drop hits. It's perfect for playing with shoes on, socks, or barefeet. Personally I prefer barefeet, it's more comfortable and I hit most of the bass notes. Now, about the splitter. It does drop notes, so be careful, it may be just because I'm using a GHWT stock pedal as the second pedal, but I'm not really sure. Lmfao, it even works as a headphone splitter, you just can hear through one earplug on both of the headphones though. As for the durability, yes, it's very durable, you can bash on it and it won't break, the design is pretty awesome, atleast awesomer than the GHWT stock pedal. Overall, it's a great product for your drum and its only ** bucks. And if it isn't working for you, REMOVE THE YELLOW TAB at the bottom, that's probably why it won't work.
Not real double bass.
I can only speak for how this works on Rock Band 1 & 2. It does not work as a real double bass pedal. If you play with your foot/feet down it will not register a hit unless both pedals are up. The splitter is the same as a headphone splitter. I even spoke to NYKO customer service on this and they confirmed. It is a nice replacement pedal and maybe a little better than the RB2 stock pedal, but not much. It worked the same for my RB1 drumset and as it was explained to me, the only difference is the the RB2 has more power for each to work properly. I didn't notice any difference between RB2 and 1. Bottom line, for RB2, it works the same as any other pedal and a headphone splitter. Hopefully for GHWT it's different. If you want to try it for GHWT, go ahead and buy or if you need a good inexpensive replacement, have at it. It's not really what it's advertised as.
When you first see the pedal, it's quite impressive. The design is better than any pedal I've ever seen before. But, then again you can't judge a product on its looks. Even so, this pedal preforms great. It's very durable yet goes down much faster than any of the rock Band or Guitar Hero pedals. However, there's this little yellow piece of plastic that I would have never known about had I not read the review below mine. If you don't remove it, it works very poorly alone and doesn't work at all when you go double bass. However, once it's removed, it works fine both ways. At first, I thought that the pedal was only compatible with another Nyko pedal when you break out double bass, but then I realized that it was just the fact that my left foot can't keep up with my right foot! At least this gives me something to practice at for a while!
Remove the Yellow Piece and you are READY TO ROCK!
Don't listen to the "bad" reviews. They just didn't know to remove the "lock" (yellow peice) under the pedal. I wouldn't have either if I didn't read it here. Once you remove it pedal works great!!! Hits every note. I used it on Guitar Hero: World Tour and will try try it on Rock Band 2 tonight, but I am sure it will work just fine. Feels great!!! You can pound on it and it doesn't feel at all like the Rock Band 1 pedal that I broke within 3 months. I like that it has the "coiled cord" like the RB games cause the GH: WT cord was way to long and got in the way a lot. Also comes with a "splitter", can't wait to buy a second one for the duel foot pedal option in Guitar Hero: Metallica. Definitly recommend it anyone who is in the market for a new pedal to replace a broken one or just thinks it looks good!
Doesnt register all hits.
I recently purchased two kick pedals for Guitar hero metallica. I plugged them both in, set the settings to Guitar hero and did double bass. I went into the recording studio setting in the game and tried out the pedals by plugging one in, then both and even compared it to the standard pedal. These pedals register about 1 out of every 10 hits. These pedals are VERY inaccurate and does not register all the hits. IT also seems that you really need to slam your foot down to register more notes at a time. You dont have to do that on the the standard pedal that comes with the kit and registers better than the nyko pedals. I will be returning them to gamestop for a refund. I do NOT recommend these pedals to anyone and good luck trying to email nyko for a solution and waiting for them to get back to you.
Great pedal for the price!
Just bought two of these today and the first thing I thought when I plugged it up and starting playing was, "Why aren't the pedals registering any beats?", lol. It seems I wasn't the only one who ran into this as evidenced by the other reviews. Note to all: Remove the yellow piece from the underside of the pedal first! Otherwise, it won't work right, if at all. I was impressed with this pedal once it was working properly and it definitely works well with both RB and GH. Much more comfortable for guys with bigger feet and the fact it doesn't slip all over the floor on heavier, faster songs is a testament to it's design and functionality. Definitely love it and would recommend it to anyone, especially those who get into the music a bit heavier than those that "tap" the pedals/pads when they play.
Pedal Doesn't Work
I received my pedal a few days ago. I was ready to play some guitar hero with double bass. I plug my pedal in and start a song..... The pedal is only registering about one out of ten hits. Yes i did flip the switch to guitar hero, and it still only registers about one out of ten hits. I have also read the Trouble Shooting section on the instructions that came with it and followed everything that it says, yet this product fail to respond to a hit. I have emailed Nyko multiple times and they have failed to email me back about this problem. It has been two days since i emailed them last. I would not recommend this product to anyone at all. It is a piece of junk. You would probably better off making your own pedal. Game stop should save them self's some trouble and stop selling this product.